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I can’t do this but I can do that


HBO Docu Films: I Can’t Do This But I Can Do That Trailer
Uploaded by HBO. – Full seasons and entire episodes online.

Following up on my last post on bullying:

Doug and I are planning on watching this documentary, which from all accounts is wonderful. I was looking at the trailer again, and I thought – OH MY GOSH THAT IS IT. I CAN’T do this, but I CAN do that.

I CAN’T evaluate heads. I absolutely stink at it. I am always looking for pretty and I am terrible at typey. I CAN evaluate soundness. I CAN’T get to the shows the way I should. I CAN be at home all day long to take care of the dogs and give them constant attention. I CAN’T spend money. I CAN spend thinking time.

We all spend so much time focused on what we CAN’T do, and so many people around us seem focused on what we CAN’T do. But – if we can’t – doesn’t that mean we can’t? Not that we don’t keep trying, but that we forgive ourselves and forgive others and we focus on what we CAN do. I can be the best stay-at-home dog person on earth. I really CAN. I CAN be the very best at judging soundness. I CAN push myself to understand everything I possibly can get my hands on.

You can surround yourself with people who care about what you CAN do or you can surround yourself with people who care about what you CAN’T do. I think it’s about time for me to choose the right one.

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3 Comments

  • Reply Leila October 28, 2010 at 2:48 pm

    Wonderful. /hug

  • Reply Susan and Stella October 28, 2010 at 3:43 pm

    Another important post! This is exactly what I say to my (art) students. Focus on what you CAN do. Stop telling yourself that you cant. It’s amazing how people shine when they really embrace that and overcome their fears.

  • Reply rufflyspeaking October 30, 2010 at 2:49 am

    Mommy, your family already KNOWS you’re the best stay-at-home person on earth. 🙂 <3

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